We haven't had it as bad as the southwest, but it is as bad here as I have seen it since 1952. We have had virtually no rain for two months and the heat has been in the mid to upper 90's, few days over 100, for a month now (heat indices in the 110-115 area). The farmers' hay crops are less than 50% of what they should be.
We just got back from Yellowstone, Ouray, Silverton last week and are already planning another trip to the cool mountains.
Happy Trails, Gary
2006 Excursion 39S, Freightliner, Cat 350
2010 Honda Fit and Buster, the wonder dog